City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

September 18, 2015 12:19 ET

New Garbage Bins: Citizens Demonstrate Enthusiasm and Strong Involvement in Environmental Responsibility

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2015) - Mayor Georges Bourelle and the elected members of the Beaconsfield Municipal Council are pleased to note the enthusiasm with which residents have embraced the City's focus on environmental responsibility. Remarkable results are already evident and will, in turn, produce an even better outcome and services, together with cost reductions.

"Over the past two years, and with the help of the Citizens' Environment Committee, residents of Beaconsfield have developed an exceptional awareness of their environmental behaviour; this has paved the way for a shift towards ecoresponsibility, with impressive and encouraging results," notes Mayor Bourelle.

The success of the City's Open House on September 15 clearly demonstrated how thoroughly residents are now committed to environmentally responsible waste management practices - practices that aim to foster added value by recycling products, composting biodegradable materials and reducing waste sent to landfill.

"We have lowered our volume of landfill waste by almost one third in just two years. Beaconsfield residents have exhibited exemplary behaviour through their ecologically respectful waste management activities. This makes me very proud," adds Mr. Bourelle.

His observation is confirmed by the outstanding participation of citizens in the changes that have been implemented over the past two years, and in their high rate of acceptance of the new bins.

Most residents have selected their bins or have opted for the 240-litre format. September 25 is the deadline for choosing a garbage bin. A reduction in the volume of landfill waste translates into reduced costs for residents while also demonstrating their respect for the environment both now and for future generations.

The new mechanized collection is more environmentally friendly, less expensive and safer; it will also allow residents to quickly learn the new procedures and to be advised of the best possible ecological conduct.

The visual system installed on the trucks allows the operator to orient the truck and to safely collect the garbage bins. Via the visual system, the operator can take a picture if necessary to illustrate why a bin was not collected, or if a dangerous material is emptied into the truck that could contaminate landfill sites or trigger additional costs. The system provides a very useful tool to improve service and information for residents.

Council would also like to explain that this picture-taking procedure is destined to become a benchmark; while fairly new in Quebec, it is already being used in Canadian cities and in several hundred municipalities in the U.S.A.

Mayor Georges Bourelle and the elected members of Council have taken measures to ensure compliance with the right to privacy in accordance with both the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Civil Code of Quebec.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Mayor
    514-428-4410